Verdad Winery, “CGM,” 2019, California
This medium-bodied California red wine is a blend of Carignan, Grenache, and Mourvèdre. A delightfully fun choice for warmer weather, “CGM” has elegant berry aromas, flavors of tart cherry, herbs, and spices, finishing firm and fresh.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
VINEYARD(S): 50% Shinn’s Vineyard (Lodi), 25% Creston Ridge Vineyard (Paso Robles), 25% Martian Vineyard (Los Alamos)
GRAPES: 50% Carignan, 25% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre
PRACTICE: Certified biodynamic
VINIFICATION: Separate fermentation, 10 months neutral French oak aging
COLOR: Dark ruby
BODY: Medium (5-6)
PRIMARY AROMAS: berries, red fruit, spice
FLAVOR: tart cherries, berries, hard spices and herbs; firm and fresh finish
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Pair with a broad array of dishes including spicy Southwestern cuisine, curries, or grilled meat and poultry.
ABOUT THE PRODUCERS:
Louisa Sawyer Lindquist: “The work of my entire adult life has been in the business of wine. I began my lifelong career in wine starting with cellar work at Long Island wineries when I turned 21. I created a college internship with Hargrave Wine Cellars (the first winery on Long Island) in Cutchogue, NY followed by working at Scuttlehole Vineyard, which is now Channing Daughters Winery. I moved on to working in fine wine retail shops and restaurants, then sales with wine distributers and importers and then winery direct sales. It’s been a great journey.”*
Bob Lindquist: “An original Rhone Ranger, Bob Lindquist has been making wine on the Central Coast since 1982. His focus has been on Rhone varietals and Chardonnay from some of the best cool climate vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. His wines are known for elegance, balance and longevity in the cellar, with a strong nod to the traditional winemaking techniques of the Old World.” *